"Moments of Pleasure" as written by and Kate Bush....
Some moments that I've had
Some moments of pleasure

I think about us lying
Lying on a beach somewhere
I think about us diving
Diving off a rock, into another moment

The case of George the Wipe
Oh God I can't stop laughing
This sense of humor of mine
It isn't funny at all
Oh but we sit up all night
Talking about it

Just being alive
It can really hurt
And these moments given
Are a gift from time

On a balcony in New York
It's just started to snow
He meets us at the lift
Like Douglas Fairbanks
Waving his walking stick
But he isn't well at all
The buildings of New York
Look just like mountains through the snow

Just being alive
It can really hurt
And these moments given
Are a gift from time
Just let us try
To give these moments back
To those we love
To those who will survive

And I can hear my mother saying
"Every old sock meets an old shoe"
Isn't that a great saying?
"Every old sock meets an old shoe"
Here come the Hills of Time

Hey there Maureen,

Hey there Bubba,
Dancing down the aisle of a plane,

'S Murph, playing his guitar refrain,

Hey there Teddy,
Spinning in the chair at Abbey Road,

Hey there Michael,
Do you really love me?

Hey there Bill,
Could you turn the lights up?

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +7
    General CommentOne of our purposes in life is to give pleasure to others, and it is these fleeting, given pleasures which others remember and which illuminate or little lives. There is an old story about a sumptuous banquet, when a beautiful bird flies in at one door. It flies over the banqueters and they all stare in wonder as it flies out of the far door. That little flight, wondrous to others, is our life.
    The last section in which she speaks to her dead friends is one of the most moving few seconds in pop music.... I hope it will be played at my funeral anyway. Delichon.
    Delichonon July 08, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDelichon, i don't think i have ever been moved to tears as instantly as you have just been able to move me. Thankyou.
    skylar12on October 21, 2005   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI can offer some facts:

    One of the departed Kate refers to in her song is Alan Murphy, the late guitarist for the band Level 42. He passed in 1989 from pneumonia secondary to AIDS, but not before he worked with Kate on three of her albums.

    These are her lyrics that refer to Alan Murphy from Level 42:

    "He meets us at the lift
    Like Douglas Fairbanks
    Waving his walking stick
    But he isn't well at all"


    "'S Murph, playing his guitar refrain,"

    I believe if you do a search for images of a young Douglas Fairbanks and compare them to images of Alan Murphy you'll see an amazing resemblance.

    PD5RRTon December 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song has the most moving and sumptuous string arrangements ever recorded. Kate Bush is pure genious
    cojo727on October 07, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think Delichon hit the nail on the head. Its simply one of the most moving songs I've ever heard.
    Thank you Kate Bush.
    Rickveeon December 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is my favorite song of all time. I don't think any other piece of music has come this close to describing life's little journey so well. I know it's more of an 'end of life' song, but to me it just as easily evokes the sweetness and sadness of life as it goes on. There's optimism in there as well... A reminder that each sad or happy moment is transitory and all make up the experience and all are vital for fulfillment. Loss is just as important as joy to gain a greater understanding.
    lateleighon December 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the only songs that is dangerous for me to listen to when I am sad. I'll cry and cry. Sheesh.
    androgybunnyon March 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwritten after her mother's death it's reflecting about all the people she has lost in her life, saying that every moment is precious
    sparklegirl895on June 28, 2004   Link

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